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Earth has Stayed Habitable for Billions of Years – How? The Best of 2021.

By Toby Tyrrell, University of Southampton It took evolution 3 or 4 billion years to produce Homo sapiens. If the climate had completely failed just once in that time then evolution would have come to a crashing halt and we… Continue Reading →

Earth Has A Hot New Neighbour – And It’s An Astronomer’s Dream. The Best of 2021.

By Sherry Landow: University of NSW. A newly discovered planet could be our best chance yet of studying rocky planet atmospheres outside the solar system, a new international study involving UNSW Sydney shows.  The planet, called Gliese 486b (pronounced Glee-seh),… Continue Reading →

Two New Giant Radio Galaxies Discovered

By Jacinta Delhaize, University of Cape Town Two giant radio galaxies have been discovered with South Africa’s powerful MeerKAT telescope, located in the Karoo region, a semi-arid area in the south west of the country. Radio galaxies get their name… Continue Reading →

Wormholes May Be Lurking In The Universe

By Andreea Font, Liverpool John Moores University Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity profoundly changed our thinking about fundamental concepts in physics, such as space and time. But it also left us with some deep mysteries. One was black holes,… Continue Reading →

A Thread of the Cosmic Web: Astronomers Spot a 50 Million Light-year Galactic Filament

By Ray Norris, Western Sydney University At the very largest scale, the Universe consists of a “cosmic web” made of enormous, tenuous filaments of gas stretching between gigantic clumps of matter. Or that’s what our best models suggest. All we… Continue Reading →

I’m An Astronomer and I Think Aliens May Be Out There

By Chris Impey If intelligent aliens visit the Earth, it would be one of the most profound events in human history. Surveys show that nearly half of Americans believe that aliens have visited the Earth, either in the ancient past… Continue Reading →

A Million Previously Undiscovered Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way

By Aidan Hotan, CSIRO Astronomers have mapped about a million previously undiscovered galaxies beyond the Milky Way, in the most detailed survey of the southern sky ever carried out using radio waves. The Rapid ASKAP Continuum Survey (or RACS) has… Continue Reading →

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